My first post here, In Australia we have a digital initiative to give every student a notebook. The ipad is being seriously considered as an alternative if it meets the funding criteria.
If the government provided you with an Ipad thats a whole new ball game.
iPad slated for classrooms as part of national program | The Australian
Thanks for the info on Coursesmart. I didn't know about it.
I do think that it would take a little getting used to (e-text books). I am not doing well on my how to books that are on my touch.
I am too used to pen and paper, or highlighting. I guess I could still take conventional notes, but I need to experiment with highlighting on the screen.
I agree that when you buy the hard copy, you should be able to download 1 copy as part of the price. There are lots of smart people publishing education materials, so why not redirect some of those smarts into figuring out a way to make that happen. As far as pirating, some people are always going to take (steal) something if it's easy, so ignore those folks and make honest downloading easy for those that want to do it the honest way.
Wow that's huge. Thanks for the heads up. Most students buy text books at around 150 and get like 40 bucks back losing 110. This lets you just spend an average of 66 on the book.
Originally Posted by Superbike81
I also hate selling things to people, it's just a headache, answering e-mails, answering phone calls, dealing with "lowballers", meeting up for the sale, having someone flake out, meeting up with the next person, etc, etc.
So even if I technically would only save a little bit by going to e-books, it saves me a TON of headaches.
Highlighting works great on a touch screen, so I'd imagine the iPad will make it very easy. I still take traditional notes, just because one of the ways that I learn new info is to write it out over and over again while saying it out loud. But taking quick notes on the iPad should be no problem.
Originally Posted by Amy S.
I am not a student, but maybe you could, then, just print your highlights out.
Perhaps, iPad text books will download to the computer and then will sync chapter by chapter. That is how Dear John is, it is in 2 parts.
rent the books
Rent the books for a semester for x amount
rent the book for 10 hours for reference for a term paper
Buy the books for y amount
the options are endless